The Mask of Masculinity

  • by Lewis Howes
  • Narrated by Lewis Howes
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Standing between you and the man you can be is one thing: The Mask of Masculinity.
Lewis Howes grew up as an athlete. He was a two-sport All-American, played almost every sport in high school, and went on to play football professionally. Howes then transferred his competitive nature from sports to business, building his podcast, The School of Greatness, into a global phenomenon and becoming successful beyond his wildest dreams. But his whole identity was built on misguided beliefs about what "masculinity" was: dangerous, false ideas learned from teammates and coaches in locker rooms and stereotypes in the media. Like so many men, Howes grew up to be angry, frustrated, and always chasing something that was never enough.
At 30 years old, outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside, Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men - young and old - wear: by asking for advice from some of the world's best psychologists, doctors, and household names like Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, and Ray Lewis. That journey created this book - a must-listen for every man, and for every woman who loves a man.
In The Mask of Masculinity, Howes exposes the ultimate emptiness of the Material Mask, the man who chases wealth above all things; the cowering vulnerability that hides behind the Joker and Stoic Masks of men who never show real emotion; and the destructiveness of the Invincible and Aggressive Masks worn by men who take insane risks or can never back down from a fight.
He teaches men how to break through the walls that hold them back and shows women how they can better understand the men in their lives. It's not easy, but if you want to love, be loved, and live a great life, then it's an odyssey of self-discovery that all modern men must make.

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One of the best books I have read/listened to this year

Lewis does an amazing job with actionable steps on how there are many masks that males put on during heir life. Myself, I found in one if not many of categories. His steps on what to do to help remove the mask are amazing!
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- Brett B.

I’d love for every man to hear this message.

The thought of what it is to be a “Man” with a capital M is something I’ve contemplated for awhile. As a teenager and young adult I wore many masks, and none of them healthy. Only after having a huge overhaul in my lifestyle and mindset did I start to slowly learn some of the lessons Louis encapsulates in this book.

Having just finished this in November (Or Movember, if you’re championing men’s mental health and prostate cancer research), I feel this is particularly poignant. Summarizing Louis’s words, when in a state of emotional turmoil, women seek help. Men die. Pull off your mask or help a loved one do so, and you could save a life.
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- Andy Burkhead

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2017
  • Publisher: 418 Media LLC